Thursday, April 28, 2011

Bebe Chat giveaway (Ends 05/12)


Few days ago I introduced you to a new shop on Etsy, BebeChat, with this feature.

Well, my friend is a real trooper and went ahead and also opened a graphic shop, Bebe Chat Designs.

But today must be your lucky day, because you all will have the possibility to win a gift certificate for either shop. My friend is so generous that decided to giveaway not just ONE gift certificate, but FIVE!!!
Just in time to treat you or someone you love for Mother's Day or spruce up the graphic of your shop to attract more business.


Prizes Details:
5 lucky winners will receive a $5 Gift Certificate to spend as they like in either shop, BebeChat or Bebe Chat Designs.

How to enter:
Please leave a separate comment for every entry for increase your chance of winning!!

1) You must go through BebeChat and comment back here with a link for your favorite item with your name and contact information.
2)You must go through Bebe Chat Designs and comment back here with a link for your favorite item with your name and contact information.
3) Blog about this giveaway and receive ONE extra entry! Just come back here and leave a separate comment with your blog link.
4) Follow @piccoladonna on twitter and gain ONE more entry.
5) Follow @bebe_chat on twitter and gain ONE more entry.
6) Tweet this giveaway for ONE extra entry. Just copy and paste "@piccoladonna Win $5 gift certificate for @bebe_chat accessories and designs http://bit.ly/ifwdD5"
7) Follow this blog and gain ONE extra entry.
8) Follow Bebe Chat blog and gain ONE extra entry.
10) Like Bebe chat on facebook to gain ONE extra entry.

There you have it! 10 ways to enter and 10 chance to win. But it's not over yet!!!

11) Bebe chat is having a grand opening sale. Use code GRAND15 at checkout to take 15% OFF your entire order at BebeChat or shop at Bebe Chat Designs where prizes are already discounted at 35% off. If you purchase from any of these shops, come back here to claim 10 EXTRA ENTRIES to increase your chance of winning.

This giveaway will last for 2 weeks and will end May, 12th.

Winner will be announced on May, 13th, at which time I will contact the winner to get shipping information for delivery.
If the winner does not contact me within three days, I will appoint another winner through another random number drawing.

Good luck!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Handmade Wednesday *Week 15*

Before you link-up your craft blogs and stores, I wanted to let you Etisian's know about a GREAT way to promote your store with Etsy!


Join the TwitterPated Promotional Group on Etsy


Our group promotes ourselves by promoting others and sharing LOTS of Etsy Stores & Items on Twitter! It's great because the more you particpate the more your Etsy Store will be promoted and shared on Twitter!


Check out the TwitterPated Promotional thread HERE.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask it in a comment below or send me an email [cori@blueeyedblessings.com] and I'd be happy to walk you through it!!


Hope to see you join us!!


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Welcome to Week 15 of the Handmade Wednesday Store & Blog Hop hosted by Blue Eyed Blessings and Crocheted Little Things!



Are you trying to get your Crafty Blog and/or Store off the ground?


Looking for more followers for your crafty related blogs?


Looking for more people to “favorite” your store?


Are you looking for new hip and original crafty stores?


If you said yes, to any of the above questions, you’re in the right spot!


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This weeks CO-HOSTS



Each week we’ll spotlight one Etsy Blog & Etsy Site picked at random via Random.org to be included in the next week’s Wednesday Handmade Store & Blog Hop Linky!











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How will the LINKY work? Easy!




1) Enter your blog and/or store into the appropriate Linky below!

*BLOGS* = 1st set of Linky’s
*STORES* = 2nd set of Linky’s
*For the STORES link, please specify what type of store: ETSY:, ARTFIRE:, etc.!





2) Follow the Handmade Wednesday Hosts & Co-Hosts! Leave a comment letting us know you're stopping by from Handmade Wednesday!
3) Follow any blogs or stores that interest you! Leave them a comment too!


4) Grab our Button and Linky Codes to share with all your Blogging, Etsy, Artifre, etc. Friends!


*Please remember that our blogs are Family Friendly and any thumbnails or links that we feel are inappropriate will be removed*







Add Your CRAFTY BLOG Here!


Add Your CRAFTY STORES Here!

*Don’t forget to include what type of store you have (Etsy, Artfire, Personal, etc.)

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Meeting a new shop: BebeChat


Chrysanthemum Flower Earrings in Pale Mint Green - Mint, $8 by BebeChat

A dear friend of mine recently opened a brand new shop on etsy called BebeChat
I love love LOVE the fresh and modern colors of her hair accessories, headbands, jewelry and brooches with that delicate touch of vintage flair.


Fabric and Felt Layered Flower Hairpins - Daisies, $10 by BebeChat

Handmade with love using the finest supplies and the trendiest fabric, with a lots of care for details.


Grapefruit -Hibiscus Polymer Clay Flower Hairpins in Pink and Orange, $10 by BebeChat

She also sells PDF patterns. Right now this is available for sale and of course I had to snatch one!

Wrapped Up - Handbag Purse Printable PDF Sewing Pattern, $8 by BebeChat


Stay tuned to see how my bag will come out!

Let show my friend some love! Visit her shop, BebeChat or drop by her facebook page and let's show her our encouragements for this new adventure of hers!

Pssst....she even has a brand new blog where I was recently featured....check it out!

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Handmade Wednesday *Week 14*

Welcome to Week 14 of the Handmade Wednesday Store & Blog Hop hosted by Blue Eyed Blessings and Crocheted Little Things!



Are you trying to get your Crafty Blog and/or Store off the ground?


Looking for more followers for your crafty related blogs?


Looking for more people to “favorite” your store?


Are you looking for new hip and original crafty stores?


If you said yes, to any of the above questions, you’re in the right spot!


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This weeks CO-HOSTS

Each week we’ll spotlight one Etsy Blog & Etsy Site picked at random via Random.org to be included in the next week’s Wednesday Handmade Store & Blog Hop Linky!












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How will the LINKY work? Easy!




1) Enter your blog and/or store into the appropriate Linky below!

*BLOGS* = 1st set of Linky’s
*STORES* = 2nd set of Linky’s
*For the STORES link, please specify what type of store: ETSY:, ARTFIRE:, etc.!





2) Follow the Handmade Wednesday Hosts & Co-Hosts! Leave a comment letting us know you're stopping by from Handmade Wednesday!
3) Follow any blogs or stores that interest you! Leave them a comment too!


4) Grab our Button and Linky Codes to share with all your Blogging, Etsy, Artifre, etc. Friends!


*Please remember that our blogs are Family Friendly and any thumbnails or links that we feel are inappropriate will be removed*








Add Your CRAFTY BLOG Here!

Add Your CRAFTY STORES Here!

*Don’t forget to include what type of store you have (Etsy, Artfire, Personal, etc.)

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Happy birthday to my little girl!



Saturday we celebrated my daughter's birthday, she turned 5 years old!

We spent the perfect day all together!
She pick up her own birthday cake and some gifts!

This is our latest addiction to the family (unfortunately is not a real puppy, but she love it nonetheless)


And a brand new scooter that she's been asking for a while


What did you all do this past week end?

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Handmade Wednesday *Week 13*

Welcome to Week 13 of the Handmade Wednesday Store & Blog Hop hosted by Blue Eyed Blessings and Crocheted Little Things!



Are you trying to get your Crafty Blog and/or Store off the ground?


Looking for more followers for your crafty related blogs?


Looking for more people to “favorite” your store?


Are you looking for new hip and original crafty stores?


If you said yes, to any of the above questions, you’re in the right spot!


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This weeks CO-HOSTS

Each week we’ll spotlight one Etsy Blog & Etsy Site picked at random via Random.org to be included in the next week’s Wednesday Handmade Store & Blog Hop Linky!










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How will the LINKY work? Easy!





1) Enter your blog and/or store into the appropriate Linky below!

*BLOGS* = 1st set of Linky’s
*STORES* = 2nd set of Linky’s
*For the STORES link, please specify what type of store: ETSY:, ARTFIRE:, etc.!





2) Follow the Handmade Wednesday Hosts & Co-Hosts! Leave a comment letting us know you're stopping by from Handmade Wednesday!
3) Follow any blogs or stores that interest you! Leave them a comment too!


4) Grab our Button and Linky Codes to share with all your Blogging, Etsy, Artifre, etc. Friends!


*Please remember that our blogs are Family Friendly and any thumbnails or links that we feel are inappropriate will be removed*








Add Your CRAFTY BLOG Here!

Add Your CRAFTY STORES Here!

*Don’t forget to include what type of store you have (Etsy, Artfire, Personal, etc.)

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Between hope and mortfication

This is a little story about Gabriel, something that happened last Thursday.

You need to know that my daughter goes to preschool and almost everyday, if she behaves, she gets a little toy to bring home from the "treasure box" from her classroom.

So happened that Gabriel used to go to the same classroom with the same teacher few years back. Since we moved him to the autism center, he really misses the "treasury box" toy every day and became obsessed with what his sister brings home, at the point that my daughter started to bring home toys that might like him for then her (I know, she's a sweetheart!).

Since I do want my daughter to enjoy her toys and understand that she deserved them for her good conduct, I tried to distract Gabriel on other things, bringing him a snack when I pick him up from school. He seemed to enjoy that. Or so I thought.

Last Thursday we were in the car on the way home and as usual my daughter was showing her toy to her brother. With my surprise, when she asked him if he wanted it, he answered no and said that he got some toys too. So, here he goes, pulling some tiny toys from the pocket of his pants. I immediately asked him how he got them and he told me the teacher gave it to him.
But something didn't smelled right.

Couple of hours later, my neighbor that also happened to be Gabriel's teacher, passed by my house walking her dog and of course talking among other things, I questioned her about the toys that Gabriel brought home and how I didn't believed him. Of course, I was right! I called my boy outside and at the sight of his teacher, he came out with his hands sticking forward ready to surrender his toys.

I was mortified! I was right, my kid stole toys from his school. Or course, me and the teacher lectured him about how bad that was and that the toys should stay in school for all the kids to enjoy and he shouldn't take stuff without asking and not lie to mommy and blah blah blah.
A very sad kid run inside to hide and his mama wished she could do it too.

With my relief, the teacher didn't do a big fuss about it, she actually winked at me and told me that she understood what I was feeling and I was right about explaining to Gabriel that wasn't ok, but she also told me that this is a behavior of a typical developed 7 years old and not the behaviors of a child with autism. Was obviously planned ahead with "almost"(teacher/neighbor excluded) all the details worked out.

In the mortification and the shame, my heart was a bit lighter with hope for yet another step forward a full recovery.

And here I'm standing, between hope and mortification for a little bit longer.

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Friday, April 8, 2011

List of Fours

Thank you for Kayla from The Eclectic Element for picking my blog up for this fun meme.

~*!*~List of Fours~*!*~


1. Four shows that you watch:

~ Brothers&Sisters
~ Grey's Anatomy
~ Nip/tuck
~ Lost

2. Four things you are passionate about:

~ My kids
~ My italian family
~ Crocheting
~ Internet (yeah I know lol)

3. Four words/phrases you say a lot:

~ It's not fair!
~ WHAT did you do???
~ I swear it's true!
~ What a pickle is that?

4. Four things you've learned from the past:

~ Everything happens for a reason.
~ Despite their cute and innocent exterior, KIDS are evil. Pure evil O.o
~ It's never too late to realize your dreams.
~ Life is a roller coaster, better wear your seat belts.

5. Four places you would like to go:

~ Paris
~ Vienna
~ Berlin
~ London

6. Four things you did yesterday:

~ Crocheting.
~ Vacuum.
~ Cooking.
~ Played with the kids.

7. Four things you are looking forward to:

~ My little girl's birthday next week.
~ Having some saving in my bank account...one day.
~ Be able to go to Italy to see my family....soon.
~ Buying a house.

8. Four things you love about Winter:

~ Christmas time, the smell, the atmosphere, the feeling of belonging.
~ Hot cocoa.
~ Halloween!!!
~ The saggy clothes that I can wear without showing my fat rolls lol

9. Tag 4 people to play along:

~ Cory of Blue Eyes Designs
~ Jody of Auntiem Boutique
~ Val of Miss Val's Creations
~ Mona of 3 peeps designs

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Handmade Wednesday *Week 12*

Welcome to Week 12 of the Handmade Wednesday Store & Blog Hop hosted by Blue Eyed Blessings and Crocheted Little Things!



Are you trying to get your Crafty Blog and/or Store off the ground?


Looking for more followers for your crafty related blogs?


Looking for more people to “favorite” your store?


Are you looking for new hip and original crafty stores?


If you said yes, to any of the above questions, you’re in the right spot!


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This weeks CO-HOSTS

Each week we’ll spotlight one Etsy Blog & Etsy Site picked at random via Random.org to be included in the next week’s Wednesday Handmade Store & Blog Hop Linky!


{Blog} Kerrific Online










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How will the LINKY work? Easy!





1) Enter your blog and/or store into the appropriate Linky below!

*BLOGS* = 1st set of Linky’s
*STORES* = 2nd set of Linky’s
*For the STORES link, please specify what type of store: ETSY:, ARTFIRE:, etc.!





2) Follow the Handmade Wednesday Hosts & Co-Hosts! Leave a comment letting us know you're stopping by from Handmade Wednesday!
3) Follow any blogs or stores that interest you! Leave them a comment too!


4) Grab our Button and Linky Codes to share with all your Blogging, Etsy, Artifre, etc. Friends!


*Please remember that our blogs are Family Friendly and any thumbnails or links that we feel are inappropriate will be removed*







Add Your CRAFTY BLOG Here!




Add Your CRAFTY STORES Here!

*Don’t forget to include what type of store you have (Etsy, Artfire, Personal, etc.)

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy April's Fool!!

Today is April 1st also known as April's Fool!

I'm not a big pranker and honestly I really don't appreciate pranks done on me, so usually during this day I stay quite home and let the world have fun lol

But I do have a gift for you! The first person to comment on this post, will have the ability to buy ANYTHING from my shop at 50% off regular price.

Nope, it's not a joke, so take advantage of it!!!

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